North Sound Democratic Socialists of America (NSDSA)
The North Sound Democratic Socialists of America (NSDSA) is a new Washington State organizing committee of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) building a chapter for:
- Whidbey Island
- Fidalgo Island (Anacortes)
- San Juan Islands
NSDSA Organizing and Action Focus
So far, we dedicate our resources and focus to act on the following issues:
Free and fair elections
Labor rights and collective bargaining
Food justice and sustainable agriculture
Criminal justice reform and prison abolition
Public land use and land trusts
While this list is daunting, we find ways in which we can have an immediate material impact on these urgent issues through intentional community activism, mutual aid, resource distribution, and education. Philosophically developing through reading groups, workshops, and lectures, we use our knowledge to organize within our rural communities.
We are connected to the national DSA organization, but our primary concern is affecting material change locally. We believe that local and rural organizing shapes the greater political landscape and the material conditions of our friends and neighbors.
We are almost a fully established chapter of the DSA and our membership is growing! All those that wish to learn more about democratic socialism, the DSA, or to help us work towards building a better community are welcome!